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Both rural and agricultural, with grain farms and cattle ranches, North Dakota gets its name from the Dakota division of the Sioux Indians who lived on the plains before the Europeans arrived. "Dakota" means "friend." French-Canadian soldier and fur trader Pierre Gaultier de Varennes was the first known white explorer to visit the home of the Dakota in 1738. North Dakota was one of the last areas of the frontier to be settled by non-Native Americans, and even today, it's not a highly populated state. North Dakota, whose capital is Bismarck, joined the Union in 1889 as the 39th state. Appropriately, the state flower is the wild prairie rose.

Arena, ND - Church

Arena, ND - Church

Arena, ND - Church - Art

Arena, ND - Church - Art

Arena, ND - Grain Storage

Arena, ND - Grain Storage

Arena, ND - Grain Storage - Art

Arena, ND - Grain Storage - Art

Arena, ND - Main Street

Arena, ND - Main Street

Arena, ND - School

Arena, ND - School

Arena, ND - Truck

Arena, ND - Truck

Arenam, ND - Clothesline

Arenam, ND - Clothesline

Beach, ND - Farm, 1936

Beach, ND - Farm, 1936

Boot on Fence Post

Boot on Fence Post

Bowman Area, ND - Fall Color

Bowman Area, ND - Fall Color

Bowman, ND - Buffalo

Bowman, ND - Buffalo

Bowman, ND - Buffalo - 2

Bowman, ND - Buffalo - 2

Casselton, ND - 1900

Casselton, ND - 1900

Cleveland, ND - Grain Storage

Cleveland, ND - Grain Storage

Cleveland, ND - Grocery

Cleveland, ND - Grocery

Cleveland, ND - Main Street

Cleveland, ND - Main Street

Cleveland, ND - School

Cleveland, ND - School

Crop Duster in North Dakota

Crop Duster in North Dakota

Crop Duster in North Dakota - 2

Crop Duster in North Dakota - 2